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PangoBright

By Pangolin Free Editors' Rating

Key Details of PangoBright

  • Control the brightness of your main screen as well as external monitors
  • Last updated on 03/28/17
  • There have been 0 updates within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 0 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Nov 2, 2011

PangoBright is a simple utility that makes it easy to adjust the brightness of your monitor or monitors. Although many of us park our computers on a desk in our office or home, there are plenty of other environments in which they turn up. In some of these settings, such as nightclubs, theaters, planetariums, and darkened lecture halls, a bright monitor can be a distraction. DJs, theater techs, presentation givers, and anyone else who operates in a dark environment and doesn't want the screen stealing the show will love PangoBright.

PangoBright requires no installation and appears as an icon in your system tray once it's opened. Clicking on it reveals a menu with brightness options ranging from 20 percent to 100 percent of maximum brightness. If you're using multiple monitors, the menu allows you to set the brightness of each one individually. That's all there is to it. The publisher's Web site contains information about the program and brief instructions, but they're really not necessary, as PangoBright is extremely intuitive. The program is also lightweight and not a drain on system resources; you won't even know it's there until you need it. Sometimes the smallest utilities can make a big difference, and that's definitely the case with PangoBright. Those who have ever worked in a dark environment and have wished that their monitor could easily tone it down will appreciate this clever tool.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.1.0.1

Version 2.1.0.1 has better support for text and cursors when the brightness is set to 50%.

General

Release March 21, 2017
Date Added March 28, 2017
Version 2.1.0.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 10, Windows 2003, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows NT, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 283,641
Downloads Last Week 331
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Developer's Description

PangoBright is a free "screen dimmer" Windows utility for setting the brightness of your main screen as well as external monitors. You can choose which screens will be set to the selected brightness level. PangoBright is small (the EXE is around 100K bytes), and is easy on your processor. It has one job, and one job only: to dim your screen(s).

Perfect for nightclubs, DJs, theater lighting, planetariums or anyone working in the dark with multiple monitors For video presentations use PangoBright to dim your laptop screen, while leaving the VGA output at full brightness on the projector It's the only Windows solution that allows you to control the brightness of multiple monitors. After installation, PangoBright sits in the System Tray at the bottom right of your Windows screen. Just click on the red "P" logo, and the PangoBright pop-up menu appears. Scroll down to your desired brightness level and click.